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Sana’a hospitals fight to stay open after orders to shut down

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Yemen Times

Amal al Yarisi (author)

Several of the hospitals ordered to be shut down by the Ministry of Pubic Health and Population last August remain in operation.

The Women and Children’s Hospital, located on Khawlan Street in Sana’a, is a three-story building housing about 50 beds and several units, including an operations unit, intensive care and emergency.

The hospital appears to be clean and organized and the manager says he has recently introduced a host of reforms.

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Yemen takes a major first step in reaching marginalized communities

SANA”A, April 15 - UNICEF in collaboration with the Social Welfare Fund (SWF) of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MoSAL), today launched the mapping of muhamasheen communities (locally known as Akhdam) in Taiz Governorate. This survey, which is expected to reach some 10,000 households, is the first of its kind in Yemen, specifically targeting the most marginalized population.

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CERF Quarterly Update - January - March 2014

The largest allocations were provided to address critical needs in CAR and South Sudan. The donor community has contributed $220.7 million to CERF so far for 2014, one of the largest amounts since its launch in 2006.

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MERS claims first victim in Yemen

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Yemen Times

Published on 15 April 2014 in News
Sina Khalid (author)

SANA’A, April 14—A Yemeni citizen died in Sana’a on Monday, one day after he was diagnosed with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to Deputy Health Minsiter Nasser Ba’awn.

“Medical staff have recorded a case infected with the coronavirus in Sana’a. The victim is a Yemeni aeronautics engineer,” the state-run Al-Thawra Newspaper quoted Health Minister Ahmed Al-Ansi as saying on Sunday.

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Aid groups tackle rising drug use among young people

Drug abuse by young people is a growing problem in Yemen. With a US$100,000 grant from the Emergency Response Fund (ERF), a Danish Refugee Council (DRC) project is reducing the incidence of drug use among young people in the southern Yemeni governorate of Aden.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Families displaced in Shabwa violence

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Yemen Times

SHABWA, April 14—Fifty families have been displaced from Al-Ain district of Shabwa over the past week in clashes between two local tribes.

Violent clashes broke out between the Al-Ahwal and Al-Aslm tribes last Tuesday, leaving six people dead including two women. Four others were injured.

Zabin Atia, a journalist in Shabwa, said that there are humanitarian concerns as the displaced families have no access to food supplies.

The fighting was sparked by the killing of an Al-Aslm tribal sheikh by members of the rival tribe in Huraib market, according to Atia.

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OFID attends high-level meetings in Washington, DC

Loan agreements signed with four partner countries

Vienna, Austria, April 14, 2014. A delegation from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), headed by Director-General Mr Suleiman J Al-Herbish, has concluded a high-level mission to Washington, DC, to attend the 2014 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as a number of other important meetings. Highlights of the mission include the following:

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Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 28 February 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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Yemen: Humanitarian Snapshot (March 2014)

In Amran, tensions continue despite relative calm that has allowed humanitarian assistance to be scaled up. On 22 March, clashes forced 400-500 families to flee their homes.

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Yemen Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 25 | 06 March – 04 April

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Serious rights violations have been reported in Al Dhale'e during recent conflict.

  • A temporary truce is holding in Amran as tensions persist.

  • Land and water security account for many conflicts in Yemen.

  • The number of new migrant arrivals in Yemen rose slightly in February.

  • Food security has reportedly deteriorated markedly in Abyan, Lahj, Hajjah and Al Dhale'e governorates.

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Accord 25 - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent

This 25th publication in Conciliation Resources’ Accord series explores the relationship between peace processes and legitimacy. Using first-hand case studies and expert analyses, it maps the perspectives and experiences of a range of actors engaged in processes of transition out of violent conflict – “from coercion to consent”. In the spirit of the Accord series, the various insights presented in the publication hope to inform and inspire better peacebuilding policy and practice by sharing real experiences of endeavour and innovation.

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UNICEF Yemen Situation Report - Reporting period: March 2014

Highlights:

  • 9,500 people are benefitting from the newly renovated water network in Haidan—Sa’ada, an area heavily affected by the conflict.

  • An inter-agency mission managed to access Al-Dhale on March 26 after several months of advocacy with na-tional authorities.

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Humanitarian Coordinator concerned over situation in Amran Governorate

Sana’a, 10 April 2014 – The Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen has called on parties to the situation in Amran Governorate to avoid further escalation of the conflict and allow humanitarian partners full and unfettered access to people affected, to ensure the delivery of assistance and effective protection of civilians.

The call comes amid reports of high tension in the northern Yemeni governorate, where tens of thousands of people displaced by conflict in recent months remain in need of humanitarian assistance.

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Somalia Fact Sheet, April 2014

Operation Highlights

The number of refugees from Somalia – about 1 million – is the third highest in the world after Afghanistan and Syria

UNHCR leads protection and emergency relief interventions targeting 700,000 IDPs out of a total IDP population estimated at 1.1 million and over 2,300 refugees in Somalia.

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Regional mixed migration summary for February 2014

Regional mixed migration summary for February 2014 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea,Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the case load mentioned refers only to refugees, asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

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